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loophole -- that would reduce the deficit with 3.4 trillion in new revenue. will be onell capitol hill defending the budget. as will chuck hagel and jack lew. will travel to new hampshire to rally support for the budget. before that, we will focus on the proposal, getting your take and drilling down into your numbers. democrats, (202) 585-3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. independents, (202) 585-3882. send us a tweet, @cspanwj. we can also read your comments on facebook.com/cspan and you can e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. here's what the president had to say about his budget. [video clip] we have to decide if we're are going to make smart investments. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. we have to decide if we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or reduce deficits responsibly while taking steps strengthen the middle class. approach my budget offers. that is why i will fight for this year and in the years to come. talking about his $3.9 trillion budget. this is president obama's 2015 budget, it spends too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much. it re
on supporting the middle class then reducing the budget deficit through higher taxes for the bench. he's apparently during the midterm congressional elections in november. obama is calling for more works projects such as repairing roads and railways. he also aims to boost employment by introducing more vocational training. his proposals include tax cuts for lower income people and better pre school education. spending is set to slightly exceed three point nine trillion dollars while revenue is expected to increase to more than three point three trillion dollars as an economic recovery boost tax income. obama says the budget deficit will decline to five hundred sixty four billion dollars the lowest level in his presidency. we go to the side of the road you squeeze the middle class or for going to continue to reduce the deficit is responsible for all taking steps to grow and strengthen the middle class. republican house speaker john bain are strongly criticized the draft he said it was the most irresponsible. he said it would only increase spending and borrowing expanded governments and
in more tax revenue and the deficit is the difference between what the government takes in and what it spends. many people confuse it with the debt which is what the government borrows to cover the deficit. an economic stock could be right around the corner. more on that coming up. and forget the fish that saved pittsburgh. we're going to tell you about the hockey arena that could save detroit. that and more as "real money" continues. >> the strength of the u.s. economy but the over all picture remains cloudy in part because of the weather. the biggest news was the revision to gross domestic product for the final three months of 2013. we'll learn more about that in a moment. but first, the contracts to buy homes edged up but less than economists expected, and is near a two-year low. as we reported the housing market has been hurt by this year's severe winter. we also learned that consumer sentiment rose slightly in february despite frigid temperatures and weak job growth in december and january. let's now talk about gdp. we learned that gdp slowed more than first thought after an im
opportunity for americans. at a time when our deficit has been cut in half, it enables us to meet our obligations to future generations without a mountain of debt. this adheres to the spending principles members of both houses and both parties agreed to. it also builds on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth, and security initiative, that invests in our economic opportunities in a way that is paid for by making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and well-connected. i will give you an example. the tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save, even after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole, we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know the country that wins the race for new technology will win the race for new jobs, so this creates 45 high-tech minute extra pounds where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking research into new industries and new jobs made i
when we saw a deficit and policy toion is being designed rebalance the economy's and we're seeing that happen. while the trade deficits are coming down, the demand for products from emerging markets, whether commodities or manufactured goods, that demand is not growing as fast as it was when trade deficits were expanding. the markets are going to find the environment stuff. what is the concern china or deflation? >> i don't think there will be deflation and i think we will see a long time of low growth. i don't think inflation will be a problem. of alarm also it's bells and i like to put the word demand in front of deflation. and thatalling wages means following command and a negative spiral. it is not just falling prices. is lots of sectors. you see groups and things like that. falling realu have wages that that is the problem. the cycle that japan went through and if you do not touch it at the right time, it is difficult to turn around. are we in a scenario like that? deflation and the specter of it hanging over us unless handled correctly. >> one of the characteristics of japan
speaker john boehner, and if you look at the deficit, it's been cut by more than half in 2009, the fastest deficit decline over a sustained period since world war ii, so would you acknowledge some progress is being made? >> yeah, i think it's a great point. if you look at the numbers, looks like quite a bit of progress has been made and the deficit has come down very quickly. that, of course, comes after a large rampup in the deficit where it grew by 800% before those four years, and i think more troubling is if you look at the nation's debt, where our debt levels are twice as large as they've been historically and are at historic highs and that's where the trouble is. while we've done a lot of deficit reduction, we've done it in the wrong way. we've focused on, i think, inadvertently through congress not being able to pick our policies on short-term measures that came out of the budget, which isn't where the problem is. what we should be doing is trying to replace those savings that came from the sequester that aren't as useful or long-term with more permanent and structural changes to en
issue right now, deficit, debt, from the ministrations point of view, it is not something are focusing on right now. >> take you for setting the scene. -- thank you for setting the scene. york, our guest host, we have the chart of earlier. it is a massive victory lap. can we get back to a surplus? can we get back to that surplus? >> that is certainly not on the near-term horizon. what is important to note, three years ago the deficit was 10% of tdp and this year, 3%. it wasn't pretty. it didn't look like the civics textbooks, but we have a lot of deficit reduction. we had the ryan murphy agreement. it basically takes fiscal policy off the table for the next two years. barring a dramatic or election outcome in november, the administration will be status quo for 2017. >> are you willing to say austerity in the u.s. worked while austerity in europe did not work question mark -- work? able to register economic growth. it has been sluggish. europe has not been able to pull it off and a big impact of the fed he been the economy supported. >> the former fed governor, wonderful textbook, i don
with opportunity for all americans. at a time when the deficit is cut in half this allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. to the balance in congress but it also builds up on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is paid for with smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and the well-connected. i will give you an example. right now the tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know that the country that wins the race for new technologies will win new jobs so this creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where universities and businesses will work for groundbreaking technology for new jobs in america. part of the reason we're here today is because education has to sta
deficits been cut in half. it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt president obama says his investment ideas planes had much more for the campaign because he proposes cutting back some of the tax advantage is on the investments made by a wealthy americans. the plan would still projected deficit of five hundred and sixty four billion dollars in twenty fifteen three point one percent of the nation's great domestic product that's down eighty five pm from the sea and our budget. it's about chores. it's about our values. as a country we gotta make a decision of former protect tax breaks for the wealthiest americans or four to make smart investments necessary to create jobs and grow our economy. and expand opportunity for every american. the white house chose to announce the budget tax and local elementary school because the green printing phased increase spending on early childhood education republican lawmakers have indicated that they would go all such proposals in the house of representatives which they come to be controlled. they a
, the thermal coupler tells the grower how much water is in the vine. it tells us if the vine is in a deficit or doing fine. >> with this, we can actually save water, which is an important thing. >> especially in california which seems like its been in remember. >> by eliminating water at the right times and by giving water at the right times, we can have those berries grow small. the smaller the berries, the buser the skin to juice ratio is. that means more robust, big, juicy wines. >> innovative technology also fine tunes the work at the crush pad. here, alias programs the optical sorter to choose grapes based upon a specific color. only the right ones. everything else gets dump here we notice the change almost overnight. the wine is only 5 or six days old. fresher, cleaner, more focused. it was we are going to check out a red wine ferm entation. >> what was sorted earlier? >> it looks look luke soup. >> they communicate with alias via wi-fi. >> if it gets too hot t will send me an alarm. fe fermentation team. >> i get a text and phone call. i have them at 2:00 in the morning sometimes. >>
persistent concerns and deficits over the course of the year under the previous government and current government with respect to freedom of association, freedom of assembly, security force abuses, protection of religious minorities. >> countries like china, turkey and saudi arabia were mentioned in the report for renewing restrictions of press freedoms. >> throughout the year many individuals were silenced as well. the saudi blog was sentenced to prison and 600 lashes for espousing liberal thought. >> much of the world live under authoritarian rule and many realities do not compliment international laws. in recent decades democratization and economic progress has i lifted hundreds of millions of people out of depression and depravation. the world is a better place than it's been for more people in more places than ever. but beatings, jailings, discriminations, overbearing state power and in some places state instability in others still threaten the lives of many. we have with us director of freedom houses, freedom of the press index which evaluate the press freedom everywhere in the w
quarter. champions league garden after that, desperate not to make too big an advantage -- two big deficit after the advantage. ." you are watching "france 24 our top stories of course the growing crisis in ukraine, the subject of today's inside look. joining us is the director of the polish institute of international affairs, joining us via skype. thank you for joining us, sir. all of this diplomatic wrangling comes a day after u.s. president barack obama warned moscow it was "not fooling anybody" over its involvement in crimea. there have been tough words exchanged between russia and the u.s. will the diplomats be able to overcome that animosity and come to some sort of solution? >> i think it will be extremely difficult because it is a situation where russia has invaded the territory of another country in breach of united nations charter, in breach of the rules of the organization for security and cooperation in europe and in violation of treaties between ukraine and russia. this is a situation that cannot be tolerated by the international community without raising these objections. at
, don't be my friend. >> easily defensible. >> another stimulus plan. more debt, higher deficits, rob our children blind and you're all in support of it? >> it's not that i'm in support of it let's talk about what it really is. the numbers already been decided. that was the whole partisan thing that happened a few months ago, what we're going to quick et over is how that money's going to be divided. >> we're going to gut defense. >> you may have heard that it's an election year. is it at all possible that this is an election budget that every one of us knows is never going through? >> we're going to rob our children? >> no, we're not. >> it's not going to happen. >> you know it's not going to happen. >> it's an election year. fudge it. >> i concede the point counselor. >> good night, folks. >> i concede that point, it's not going to happen, the fact that he wants it. didn't we learn? sl. >> he doesn't want it, congress wants it. >> everyone in congress has to run in november, it's a democratic budget p. >> why do they waste our time in. >> that's how politics works. you don't think th
? it is contained. we do not think it is a contagion threat. in the so-called double deficit countries, they are quite small in terms of their exposure to the developed market angst. opportunityke this to buy more emerging-market equities right now? intoe you still buying other equity markets, more developed markets in the u.s. and eurozone? >> it depends on your timeframe. over the next six months, i don't see a lot of triggers that will send the emerging markets story into a by scenario. i would be cautious. the valuation discount is about 30% and that is attractive. and lot of contagion risk that is psychology with the ukraine and other stories is scary so i would be cautious to neutral on emerging markets right now. have thena does not risk of contagion, you mentioned the fragile five, which might present a risk when we talk about the contagion to emerging markets? >> i don't think any of the fragile five are a risk in the developed markets for a couple reasons. they are tiny. take argentina and venezuela and put them together, less than half a point of global gdp. they are really
lending that will be done. in other words, the tax will go not to reduce the deficit or debt and it will be less lending. why would we be doing that? it makes no sense. spoke with a hunt representative and i want to get your take. to 25, and you are right, 99% of taxpayers will be at 25% or less. 99% and a when i was in school. what we do that is have trade-offs. >> back to the one percent argument. does this thing stand a snowballs chance in hell passing? >> for the bank tax, i hope not, cost -- because you will have less lending. the panel that i was on, and simpson bowles, better known to the general public, we all recommended dramatic reduction rates and elimination of most exemptions, deductions, and credits. that is the only way you solve the problem. if you go at it piecemeal, whether a bank tax on mortgage interest eduction, you never get it resolved. the reality is you want to balance the budget and get the debt in line with where it ought to be. you are going to have to do very dramatic things. i am glad that conversation is starting. you are known as one of the mos
broken, it's costing taxpayer money, covered california will be going into deficit -- >> the irony there -- you know your state betterment you have a democratic governor, democrats in control of both houses in the legislature. i see this in maryland where the democrats run the show, enif you want to lay it on the republicans and whether they go along, it's fraction of the problems they're encountering now. so you have to worry more, those who are pushing the healthcare law, be they on left or the right. you have to look under your own hood because it's your own party's governors jostling the problem. >> they don't want to look under their own hood. they want to blame the republicans. blame everybody but themselves -- >> or just rush the signups like we saw in maryland and ask questions later, just get them in, get them in, get them. in, ask questions later. >> they're in panic mode. they see the failure and they want to shift the blame, but what has to happen, the governors and the state legislatures that are supporting obamacare, the senators and congressmen that are supporting ob
, runaway deficits, political instability, i think argentina and venezuela are headed to a chaotic political environment that is going to affect brazil and chile. as a geopolitical matter, the united states and it's relationships with south america are at risk. the oil problem is a big one. if venezuela should really go essentially belly up, that is going to--that could raise oil prices for a while to $5 to $10 a barrel. >> first of all, brazil one of the countries we've talked about for several years now as being on an economic growth terror, that's not the case. it's growth has slowed and it will grow a little less or about the same as the united states in 2014. it will start to have an impact on the world. there is a real domino affect if latin america becomes a problem. what is the effect to the rest of us? >> it's probably pretty contained. i think argentina, the reason why we're concerned about brazil is we think argentina is really going to go down. in its economy, and in its politics. and argentina buys a lot from brazil and chile, so both of those countries are going to suffer in th
deficit disorder. 25-times the risk for bipolar. and twice the risk for schizophrenia. the risk was still very low. but your risk went up as your dads age. >> these are men over 45. and any conjecture about why? anything specific? >> reporter: this doesn't prove it's age. but we know that the older you are, the more mutations there are in your sperm. and that may be the link here. it doesn't mean that you should rush out and have your kids young. but you need to know that if you wait longer, there is a risk involved. >> fathers and mothers, something to think about tonight. thank you, rich. >>> it was an emotional day, as members of the kennedy family assembled in the courtroom in new york to support one of their own today. ethel kennedy, widow of rfk, listening, as her daughter, kerry, took the stand. her daughter on trial for driving under the influence of a sleeping aid. and today, vividly recalling her father, his death, and the mother who carried the family forward. abc's mara schiavocampo was there. >> reporter: testifying in her own defense, at her drugged driving trial, normally p
deficit by over six hundred fifty billion over the next decade obama said it was all about strengthening the middle class for job creation and economic growth. obama however is expected to face strong resistance from getting the budget passed by the republican controlled house of representatives. and heading over to southeast asia and intense we've been trying he has been battering many countries in the region for the past few weeks singapore's national environment agency announced wednesday that the country is suffering one of its worst run seasons in history. with every being its driest months since eighteen sixty nine experts say the dry spell friends of race for other food prices and have a negative effect on emerging economies in the region relief may be on the way and seeing sure monsoon season is set to begin at the middle of this month and run through early may. dazzled inter national stories making headlines around the world i'll see you back here tomorrow night. the weather took a step back from spring to winter today here in korea for more let's go over tracking bowed out at t
differentiate as i look the key issue for me is who is dealing with a budget deficit or who is not raising interest rates. what is the critical issue for you? willdonesia for example mark itself out as different from the others. elsewhere,ine and don't be too concentrated in emerging markets. political risk is large and it is not very well-predicted by investors. do be well diversified. take some overweight and underweight positions. we tend to be overweight the small countries and underweight the largest ones. underweight the brics historically. that can be difficult when china is on a strong rally. good stead over the long term. >> what is going on in china? i come in everyday, we have the yuan on the move, we are trying to lure him the currency? there is something very interesting in the past couple of weeks in china. >> they have to squeeze the excess is out of the system and it is going to be painful. we talked about volatility earlier. we can expect that to spike up later in the year. there is going to be some headline news out of china as this credit excess is squeezed. i think the
as president. >> the main problem is the fiscal deficit, representing 4% of g.d.p. the government will have to reduce subsidies, resulting in an increase of drifty and transportation costs. cristina fernandez de kirchner's next move will be to convince trade unions to ask for modest wage increases whon others are sharpening their lives for the elections. >> now to the top story in ukraine and the crisis in crimea. we are able to talk to srca markov, a -- srca mark of, a split scientist and member of the russian parliament. some in the west are accusing russia of overreacting. how do you respond? >> i said the west underreacted in what happened in ukraine. in ukraine you can see the military - they are democratically elected ukrainian president yank are a are -- viktor yanukovych, and they are not able to do it. mostly in the government is someone hated bit the majority of ukrainian people. now you see a revolution in the eastern and regions of ukraine. those regions want to be part of ukraine. they don't recognise who took power in kiev. if russian troops intr the territory. they do it to s
. >> the other thing is how weak the ukrainian government is, they have been running deficits, they have almost no money in their treasury. so what do you need to be strong? you need a good economy, right? >> we solved it all. >> next, mitt romney and sarah palin warned years ago about what is happening in russia today. they were mocked by president obama and others on the whole left. we have the tape. >>> and later, stars, selfies, and slices at the academy awards last night. stay tuned for our thoughts on the big show on this big show. >>> so, sarah palin could see russia from her house, or rather putin's threats. she warned us in 2008 if barack obama wins, his indecision and moral equivalence may spur putin to invade ukraine. she was mocked for it because as you know, she talks funny and stuff. who could forget the debate that obama had a lame joke that poked fun at mitt for calling him a foe. >> russia is a geopolitical foe. excuse me, it's a geopolitical foe, and i said in the same paragraph, i said, and iran is the greatest national security threat we face. russia does continue to battle
voted to have a toll raise. there's a projected deficit of $142 million over the next five years. a rate hike schedule the toll is going to jump, and by 2017 it will be up to $7:# and then it will cost $8 to cost the golden gate bridge. mary curry is retiring. she's had the job 22 years. she plans to retire in april. she's going to do consulting work and will spend time with her parents and travel. she plans to keep a close eye on the bridge and any future changes. >>> more on protecting bicyclists. they want to raise the fine from $95 to $1,000. it would lead to fewer crashes. most crashes are accidental, so, they don't think it would change anything. >>> she could see russia from alaska. they're predicting the turmoil between russia and its neighbor. >>> she was determined to get to hawaii, one woman's multiple attempts to stowaway and new questions about security at sfo. >> let's take you outside, there is a look at the approach of are the richmond san rainfall bridge. roads are still wet. the cards coming at the screen, no problems to report in that area. it's a good morning to once
to pay for the benefit and their impact on the deficit. work continues when the senate gavels back and live coverage here on c-span2. >> yesterday, senate judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on solitary confinement. minnesota senator al franken has her prisons director, trust e-mail to the question on the sides of confinement. here is more. >> how big is a style? how big is the efforts out in solitary? >> the average size? >> yes, the size of the trends do. how big is that quite this is a human being we are talking about. how big is the cell? >> the average size of a cell -- i guess you are looking for the space? >> yes, the dimensions in feet and inches. the size of a cell that a person is kept in. i want to get some idea. am i asking this wrong? [laughter] i mean -- is what you are saying is there is no such thing as an average cell for solitary? typically, in the bureau of prisons, if someone is in solitary confinement, how big is the cell typically? >> the average size should be equivalent to six by four. >> okay, that is enhanced there. six by four. does a person and -- in t
loss since the bailout in 2008. 15 billion-dollar deficit for last year. he calls rbs the industry's least trusted leader, does the ceo. >> the bank. the largest bailout in europe. still owns the vast majority of the bank and is still pulling the strings. >> by the way, wire pros playing in the olympics? >> that is what the nhl is asking -- the players love it. >> the players love it and flagwavers love it, i am not fair -- sure it is fair to college athletes. >> we need to go to the ukraine. we spoke with the new leadership to read good morning. >> good morning. his name is arseniy yatsenyuk, the prime minister designate. inis about it -- to be voted as the interim prime minister of the country for the next few months. parliament is still chewing over this decision. >> how front and center is crimea to the management in kiev? >> very front and center. i was standing in the parliament here in kiev. meanwhile, in the crimea, the parliament had just been seized by a group of about 100 gunmen. i asked the prime minister about that and he said it is the first crisis he has to deal with
're right, there are issues out there. i think it's more about deficit spending where they'll try to earn -- try to get janet yellen to see how far she'll go politically. greenspan a little bit more of a political animal. ben bernanke saying we'll not weigh in on that stuff and we don't know where janet yellen comes down, and saying do you know what, you need to bring down the deficits, how you do it is your problem. >> it raises questions about unemployment. that's the sticking point. that's what investors and traders want to hear from her, the whole issue of forward guidance. if you were still there, what would you recommend? how would you switch policy to get away from the 6 1/2 percent unemployment threshold? >> they've been burned. no other way to put it they've been burned on the 6.5% marker, whatever you want to call it, threshold and they'll back away from that. i would think that janet yellen would want to make maximum use of what will be a honeymoon period. i don't think that anybody is going to be going really after her hard. it's too early to do that. and there's nothing reall
knows babies are sponges. they just soak that up. a 30 million-word deficit is hard to make up. and if a black or latino kid isn't ready for kindergarten, he'd half as likely to finish middle school with strong academic and social skills. so by giving more of our kids access to high-quality early education and by helping parents get the tools they need to help their children succeed, we can give more kids a shot at the career they're capable of and a life that will make us all better off nap's point number one right at the beginning. point number two, if a child can't read well by the time he's in third grade he's four times less likely to graduate from high school by age 19 than one who can. and if he happens to be poor, he's six times less likely to graduate. so by boosting reading levels we can help more of our kids make the grade. keep on advancing. reach that day so many parents dream of until it comes close and then you start tearing up and that's when they're walking across the stage holding that high school diploma. number three, we know that latino kids are almost twic
that is buried and driving me crazy which is the decline in the deficit. nobody wants to hear anything about it, because it went from the trillions and you know the president could say we have cut spending here, and maybe because of the gridlock, but there is not a lot of supply of bonds. how about saying that. >> well, there is a decline in the deficit, but i don't know how much of that s is due to th proceeds of fannie mae and freddie mac. >> and the fdic had a good trade in there. good trading by them. >> and we have not talked about it often enough, but we have talked about the lawsuit initiate initiated by perry and berkowitz and ackman owning the common which is up sharply, but they are way past paying them back. and the president -- >> and the president has said that the common -- >> and the third amendment is all in place meaning that all of the profits are e sweeping to the government helping the e deficit. >> it is a windfall due to the rising pricing in housing, but the president said that the common should go to the treasury and he made that statement, and the fdic knew that the pre
term on trying to boost job growth. over the ten-year window you will see steadily declining deficits. at the end the period i think you'll see a declining debt-to-gdp ratio. that's the right trajectory. >> yesterday we had warren buffett on the program. he said he thinks the proposal would be to boost the earned income tax credit even more, expand that in a bigger way. that's a way to boost wages for people that are working without looking at job losses by raising the minimum wage. how about offering it to a wider variety of people and taking the minimum wage proposal off the table? >> these things are not mutually exclusive. there's no reason you can't work at both ends here. >> is it something you would offer if you did a broad -- not what you're talking about right now, but boosting the income tax credit in a big way, offering it across the aisle as a way of finding compromise, in instead of looking at one from another. i think that would be something republicans would take on heartily. >> we're willing to consider any ideas republicans put on the table. the president is putting t
to go into deficit as well. russia is ofat to course oil prices. the government spends about 25% of gdp and to keep the budget in balance, capital economics needs 100 $10rice of about per barrel. they are able to get that just barely but as american fracking increases the amount of supply in the world, their chances of getting that are going down. a rush road ahead -- rough road at thisr the economy point. >> if it is such a rough road and all the weakness, why is he risking this? pretend to want to tell you what he is thinking, but maybe it is short-term here. compared to where the u.s. is. russia has a large amount of foreign exchange reserves. they can pay their bills for now even as the current account goes negative. resident who may be gambling if this lasts a short time, they could get in and get out without any further consequences, it is worth the risk. >> thank you. mike mckee. ofturn to another region uncertainty. president obama met with netanyahu at the white house yesterday. closelyries that work in the past and he looks cooked -- looks forward to working with the president
a dime to the deficit. >> the president also wants to expand the earned income tax credit for the working poor without children. his budget would also expand the child and dependent care tax credit and create automatic iras to help workers save for retirement but it's unlikely those plans will get through congress. he needs legislation to enact all of that and that does not look likely. >>> global markets are rebounding today as investors digest the situation in ukraine. even the dow jones flew out of the gate this morning. alison kosik is over at the new york stock exchange. how much have we bounced back today? >> quite a bit. what a difference a day makes. even the s&p 500 at a record high. the dow up 200 points, 205 points. all 30 stocks in the dow are in the green. very different story yesterday. it was a sea of red. we also saw that turn-around happening overseas, all the way -- there were those down arrows we saw yesterday in europe, asia, russia, they all turned up today. analysts say investors today aren't on red alert. it's not such a dire situation. i think when putin spoke and
on the largest deficit is one that is pretty sudden. they will behind going with the smaller parties and it is like a game of cricket. but they really want to see is to find the stable location that will bring in certainty and bring it back to the table. we will see that by the 16th of may. the upcomingout indian elections. >> when we come back, we will hear more about microsoft and the somebody who knows a thing or two about it. stay with us here on "countdown." ♪ >> welcome back to "countdown." microsoft former chief executive steve ballmer speaking one month after leaving the tech giant and bloomberg was there. for more, let's bring in caroline hyde with the details on what was a fascinating evening. >> wait for it. wait for it. there, on the bottom right. >> bloomberg presents the oxford union debate. with bloomberge having this relationship with the oxford union and he was fascinating. this is the first time he was x ceo. speak as the he is still on the board and one of the bigger shareholders but no longer running a. he spoke very eloquently about the concern that he did not
has about a $20 billion deficit in energy. most of that comes from russia. one of the main aims -- >> does ukraine have its own domestic sources of energy? >> not much. >> it could. it?x'eeds to be developed. >> i just read a story where that gas company is going to be pulling back, part of their effort to diversify. they tried to do that. one of the aims of western reform will be to get rid of the domestic fuel subsidies, bring it up to a more western level. what does that mean? it means helping pay the bills of average ukrainians. that bill is from russia. if it's rubles or -- no matter how many consonants are in the currency it's still fungible. >> they are in arears by more than $1.5 billion. that first payment goes directly to gas. >> let's talk about another couple stories on your beats. first with you and china, and you maintain that possibly, possibly china is facing a bear stearns kind of moment. >> the first corporate bond defaults in chinese modern history. remember, they didn't issue corporate bonds for a long time because they were communist. there were no corporate
in the second half. the cowboys overcoming a deficit, shooting 64% from the field. the finals 72-65 osu. virginia continues to be one of the surprise teams. they beet syracuse outscoring the orange. celebrating an amazing season on senior day in charles otsville. the cavaliers had the first out right a.c.c. title in 33 years. the orange dropped three of their last four. >> on the links, tiger woods is trying to make noise after barely making the cut at the honda classic. woods beginning the third round it 11 shots behind rory mcilroy. china charged up the board, posting seven birdies. woods jumped 49 spots. seven behind the leader entering the final round. >> finally tempers flare in the english premier league. the manager, al-alan pardew ped butting david meyler. he wassest jected and -- he was ejected and finned $168,000. >> sydney's gay and lesbian community celebrated the mardi grass parade. more than 10,000 watched the spectacle. the australian navy band marched alongside secondly clad dancers. [ ♪ music ] >> crowds filled the streets of rio de janeiro for its mardi gras parties
. the white house has made the case that the president's/two deficit has been mitigated. 's slash toidents deficit has been mitigated. on the front page of "the washington post," the republican response. the budget from the republicans will focus on welfare reform. a 204yan will publish page critique, questioning the efficacy of dozens of initiatives and underscoring where republicans say consolidation or spending reductions are needed. democrats line. caller: my name is patrick. i want to talk about the guy that just called talking about the revolt that he wants people to revolt in america. this guy is sitting on his high somewhere,e suburbs eating snickers bars. we are not going to go there. ukraine is a part of russia. it has been a part of russia for the last couple hundred years. we all know that. america, the european union, they have no business in the affairs of russia and ukraine. america needs to clean up its own house before you can go overseas. those folks are fighting for independence. host: that as a last call. we continue on with our discretion about ukraine. josh rogin will
progress made. if we just take a year in review. so, a year in review, in terms of deficit reductions. when the budget came out last year, it was predicted $1.1 trillion. it was 680 in the end. about a $400 billion deficit reduction from 2012 to 2013. then, we have a situation where i think hopefully we've broken the fever on the issues of having conversations about default. >> money that's overseas. are there efforts to bring money overseas permanently back to the states? >> it depends on how one is talking about that. we want to create a system that is clear and that is helpful for our companies to know what they're doing, how they're doing. and not discourage investments from coming back and finances from coming back to the u.s. >> tell me about going from bettenville, arkansas, in the private sector, back to the government. >> walmart is an institution of execution. that is what it is certainly known for. and fortunate to spend time and to be there. coming back to the federal government, certainly, as you reflected, one has to work and work on both sides of the aisle. i go up and down t
of the deficit. if there are things we can do in the administration, the old politics over policy, i think certainly in energy, certainly in several other key areas if we had a better view on policy versus politics, i think we'd see some more robustness. you look at the jobs that are created out of energy and the fracking business, you know, the average employee in theç marcellus, $95,000 a year. 1.3 million jobs, $63 billion in additional tacks. energy independence is at the heart of getting this gdp up and running. >> growth cures all evil. it's great to see you. >> thank you for the opportunity. >> really appreciate it. >>> we have some breaking news now. bertha coombs, what can you tell us? >> the white house says it's going to allow -- to extend the current customers in the transitional plan yaal plans fo two years. 1.5 million individuals and small businesses. they will be renewable through 2016. also boosting 2015 deductibles and out of pocket costs by 4% and they're extending the open enrollment period for an extra month next year to february 15th. now, the white house deflected
, eliminate all of that, we would still be running a deficit of half of one dollar trillion each year. room,e elephant in the the big animal in the room, the gorilla in the room that everyone is avoiding is a mandatory spending. , we will address that keep digging ourselves further and further in the hole. that is the real problem and we are trying to, like i say, solve it. on the backs of the military. that can't be done. guest: you are going to hear that a lot. we are solving our problems on the back of the military. he is right, discretionary spending is a small piece of this at the end of the day, but in the broader picture there has across themade federal budget. this is a big piece of discretionary spending. i think it is about half of what we spend on discretionary spending. it is a big piece of the pie to look at. we are in a time of change for the military. this is a time when we can reevaluate put the military should be doing and how much should be spending in this nation's history. active military outside of los angeles, california, good morning. caller: thank you for having me o
inch of rain accumulate. the deficit will change within next couple of hours heavier rain is expected in our evening hours. make sure you grab your umbrella could you will be dealing with wet roads. light rain for the coast some is far east as they would in fremont. the rain is only to pick up north of the golden gate bridge by that evening ride home is what i'm really concerned about not only do we have a heavy rain in san francisco and santa rosa we are looking at a pretty good likelihood that we can see a lot of thunderstorms near the coast line. a lot of the act of a weather coming our way we have seen lightning strikes over to roger miles away from the coastline. will see a little off light shower waking up early thursday morning. when this is also done expect over an inch in san francisco. . << you can look at our storms on the air and on mine. traffic information as well we're looking at a number of hot spots are also noticing the traffic all over the bay area is much slower than usual. we have delays of concord coming from the willow path westbound on highway 40 leaving to the
debt and deficit problems. if we are going to close a loophole, the american people should get the benefit of a lower rate instead of just handing them money over to washington so he can spend more. we close a lot of loopholes, we got a lot of the junk out of the code. our plan reveals 228 sections of the tax code. we cut the size of the income tax code by roughly 25%. tax reform needs to be about strengthening the economy, making the codes blur and fairer. today we had the opportunity to make the first step forward. this is the kind of tax code the american people need and deserve. before he opened us up to questions, i want to draw your attention to a list of the major provisions in the press release. when you are talking about the entire tax code, there is a lot to go over. i want to highlight a few items on the list in addition to lowering rates, this includes simpler improved taxation of investment income. we tax long-term capital gains and dividends as normal income but exempt 40% of such income six tax, resulting in a percentage point decrease from the maximum rate indiv
the deficit, is true as well. c.b.o. tells us that from the ten-year period covering the enactment of the law to a decade later, we're going to save about $1.2 trillion beyond what we additionally estimated. current trajectories we are going to be $250 billion under c.b.o.'s initial estimate for federal health care expenditures on an annual basis. that's big savings to the taxpayers, and when you combine that with the millions of americans who have coverage, you can see how the affordable care act is working. now, there is still work to do, and there are going to be debates on the floor of the senate about ways in which we could change and fix the affordable care act. we're reordering 1/6 of the american economy. there is no doubt going to be bumps along the road and no doubt going to be places where we can find bipartisan agreement on how we can fix the act, make it work even better. but the answer from our republican colleagues has been pretty simple so far. it has been to simply repeal the law. they say they want to repeal and replace it, but we have yet to see any evidence of that replace
that there are substantial long-term budget deficit issues and a need for a sustainable physical path for the country to focus to the maximum extent possible on fiscal changes that would address the longer run issues that will be associated with rising debt-to-gdp ratio over decades and to try to avoid doing harm to the recovery, and i would take the same general position. >> but in the short run there is a value of additional fiscal stimulation in the economy that will complement what you're already doing and make it easier for you to withdraw the quantitative easing. is that a fair comment? >> i think the economy is beginning to recover and we have made progress. and, you know, at a minimum, i would hope that fiscal policy would do no harm. >> just one other quick question you have looked at an unemployment rate of 6.5% as a point of inflection if you will. but one of the aspects of the current employment situation is that labor force participation is falling that 6.5% might not capture the reality of the current economy and be an adequate sort of measure when you should begin or how you should beg
, imbalances you have because of the current account deficits, you need to keep monitoring fiscal policy quite tight. you have to be a lot deeper into the upcoming fiscal year before you see contraction growth and that has to come on the back of implementation of projects, some of the economic reform issues that have been announced since may 2012. >> so i guess may is the key if we're looking for measures like this to be introduced. do you think that's going to be a turning point for the country? >> well, i think there's a few questions about will the government get enough of the mandate and therefore be able to, on the back of that, implement policies, but that remain toes be seen. so it might not be easy for some of the incumbent parties to necessarily muster the vote they need to have. but it's true, post elections, you know, in principal we should be more a possibility to get more on the petition side of these policies, let preoccupation with elections nearing, if you will. the kick start of the investment cycle, all of that cannot be turned on overnight. it takes a while before these type
off its deficits. charles: everybody saying marijuana is this thing like smoking cigarettes with no negative impact to it. there is a negative impact. >> we wish somebody in d.c. just as blunt about health care incentivizing to play the ppano while somebody subsidizes them to leave their job. charles: you can't make this stuff up, exporting goods is suing the ceo of what else for allegedly pretending to be a senior executive, he told the store manager he had a meeting with the ceo and persuaded the employees to show him around in the private back areas and answer questions about the operations. is that balls he or what? >> is this true? a secret agent man pretending he is an employee? charles: a senior executive. >> i think it is a right if it is true, it is a little bit over the top. charles: it is embarrassing to say this guy walked in and anyone could have done that. >> they should give him a coupon, think it is funny. charles: ukraine is spooking the market. your take is next. ♪ see what's new at projectluna.com >> the russians need american technology to develop their
small needles to thread for the trusted deficits. president obama has demonstrated and wants to be a partner for peace. he is committed to trying to end the conflict and all of his claims. how he can do that? let's be candid. some of you doubt it. as it israelis security officials will a test, -- attest, abbas has been against the violence. i have also spent many hours with president abbas. i believe he clearly understands both the tremendous benefit of peace and the great costs of failure. he understands that in terms of his own people, his own grandchildren, the country he hopes to be able to lead, and in terms of the history that be leakers -- beleaguers all. he know the people what never have the self-determination without ending the conflict in a solution that delivers two states for two peoples. and so this prime minister netanyahu when he looks me in the eye and said i cannot accept a deal with the palestinians that does not make the people of israel safer. we agree 100%. [applause] but i argue, there is a distinction between a unilateral withdrawal from lebanon where
to this aid. difficult steps need to be undertaken to right size gas prices and trim budget deficits, but ukraine should be given a long enough lease so that these necessary reforms don't strangle a nation today dealing with threats to its very existence. second cry me i can't. -- crimea. they have invaded and the very accord they signed guaranteeing crimea's territory. no doubt president putin was sore and no doubt he didn't like the fact that the united states voiced its strong support for the right of a sovereign ukraine to make independent decisions about its future partnerships and no doubt he is infuriated that the ukrainian people are now on their way to getting their way. but this is not a schoolyard. you don't get to push around weaker kids just because you don't like them. this is the 21st century. the reason we belong to organizations like the united nations or the reason we negotiate treaties like the budapest memorandum is because we now understand, after centuries of european war, how destabilizing this kind of behavior is. the irony for russia, of course, is that this
remained overvalued despite an account deficit. >> reporter: the debt of the country has been falling, though, as a result, yields have been rising. they're not worried you're not going to be able to reservice it. are you worried about a restructuring? >> we are not worried, but ukraine needs external help for the next year or two. i think with sensible economic policies and with international support from the imf, u.s. and the eu, we can return to the market back within six months, maximum. >> reporter: if you listen to a discussion about ukraine and the united states, it's all about this is the eu or russia, a forced choice, some kind of big monumental decision for ukraine. do you see it so divided, choosing between eu and russia? >> ukrainians would not want to make it look like this. it wants help from all of its neighbors including russia and on the other side, but the majority of the population definitely supports european standards of business, democracy, free market economy. >> reporter: thanks so much for joining us, mr. fiala. we really appreciate it. tomas fiala, ceo of dra
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